There’s no denying that Channel 5 has been leading the pack when it comes to championing God’s Own Country – with a number of successful shows leading their roster including Our Yorkshire Farm and All Creatures Great And Small. Cultivating massive followings throughout each show’s run, Channel 5 has created a three-day festival for fans to enjoy next year – with the stars in tow for meet and greets.
Taking place at Cannon Hall Farm, near Barnsley, August bank holiday 2021, fans of Channel 5’s Yorkshire shows will be given the opportunity to attend meet and greets, watch live Q&As, meet the animals and even watch live demos.
Confirmed so far to attend is fan-favourite the Yorkshire Shepherdess, Amanda Owens and vet duo Peter Wright and Julian Norton from The Yorkshire Vet as well as Ben Fogle and Graeme “The Dogfather” Hall.
More details are set to be revealed in the coming months, with more exciting things likely to be up Channel 5’s sleeves. Tickets go on sale on Friday at 9am, and you can purchase yours here.
Robert Nicholson, one of the brothers behind the family-run farm, said: “We had a real pinch yourself moment when Channel 5 approached us with the idea for this event.
“We are still blown away by how many people have been watching the show and we honestly cannot thank all our supporters and farm fans enough because it is undoubtedly due to their interest in the show that this has come about.
“As a family which has been farming for more than six generations, we know the absolute need to diversify and pivot in response to the changing world – but even we could have never been prepared for what can only be described as a triumph in adversity, to now be announcing we are hosting such a prestigious event on the back of such a tumultuous year.
“We are beyond thrilled and cannot wait to see everyone there. We will absolutely be first in line to welcome you all.”
Here’s everything you need to know:
When will it take place? 5 on the Farm will take place 28th-30th August 2021 at Cannon Hall Farm near Barnsley.
Who’s gonna be there? Helen Skelton, JB Gill, Jules Hudson and Dave & Rob Nicholson will be presenting at the festival, with guests Amanda Owen (the Yorkshire Shepherdess) and Julian Norton and Peter Wright of The Yorkshire Vet, Ben Fogle and Graeme “The Dogfather” Hall of Dogs Behaving Badly are currently confirmed.
What will be happening? Channel 5 says of the event: “Come see the animals, attend workshops, hear the tales from the show and watch live panels, Q&As and demonstrations, all whilst enjoying some of the best food and drink Yorkshire has to offer. The Milkshake! Meadow is sure to please the kids as well… come meet Milkshake! presenters Derek Moran, Jen Pringle and Kemi Majeks, as well as some familiar characters from your favourite Milkshake! shows.”
[Featured image: Channel 5]